"Feeders" opens with a lengthy prologue about how there ARE other intelligent life forms in the universe, then as the titles role, we watch a UFO, an impressive effects created on a 1985 Mackintosh, hover around anywoods, America. Then we meet the real stars of the filmthe Feeders themselves, and let me tell you, these are some scary beasties. Standing a good one to two feet high (depending on the scene) with big heads, black eyes, tiny mouths and menacing faces. If you thought the title creatures in "Aliens" were scary, these creatures will have you sleeping with the lights on for the rest of you life! Don't be fooled by the fact that these creatures obviously have no teeth and tiny mouths, they are deadly, cannibalistic little buggers. In the following scene they eat a couple of richly developed throwaway characters (these scenes are EXTREMELY violent and unsettling, if you're squeamish I recommend fast-forwarding through them). Then we meet our heroes-- two guys on a road trip together. They stop in town for a few shots of the damage caused by a recent flood (the shots being obvious file footage straight off of the weather channel) and to hook up with two 40-something, overweight, super-hot babes. While driving to the park, they accidentally run over a man's foot, the poor guy babbling about seeing "little men". Upon bringing him to the local doctor's office, they lay him down on a table and the doctor pulls a towel over his torso, saying, "sorry, nothing I can do. He's pretty much dead." Our heroes offer to call the police but the creepy doctor says, "No, I'll call them later." So they leave the doctors office, neither feeling bad for killing a man nor having to deal with the authorities in any manner. They get to the park, only to discovera blood-spattered human skull!!! Figuring that might be a bad sign and realizing it's getting dark (actually it doesn't look anywhere past noon but whatever), they decide to walk into town (the UFO's magnetic interference causes their car to cease functioning). Back at the doctors office, the cooky, spooky physician notices a rather large, computer-generated chunk of the dead man's body is missing, and upon investigating gets decapitated by one of the tiny, toothless alien terrors. Meanwhile, at the house of one of the obese, 40-something, super-hot babes, the said super-hot, 40-something babe, while preparing to hook up at the park with our heroes and the other super-hot babe, investigates a strange sound in her basement. Unfortunately for the poor woman, a feeder is waiting for her, jumps her, eats maybe three square inches of flesh from her stomach and kills her. Like the earlier death scenes, this is very violent and unsettling, viewer discretion is advised). Then the OTHER super-hot, 40-something, obese gal shows up at her house looking for her fat old friend, only to discover her gory, eviscerated corpse (well, a still photo of the corpse). SEVERAL feeders then ambush her, but she gets away by stomping the head of one until it resembles a pile of green macaroni and then frying the other feeder with a conveniently placed, fully-working flame-thrower. She then peels away in her car never to be seen again. Then we catch up with our heroes again, who, after an incredibly tense scene of suspense, investigate a house they find in the woods and determine it's safe. Well, it isn't safe, for not only are feeders getting in but also the UFO in which they've arrived is hovering above them. How will they escape this nightmare?
I'm not gonna spoil the rest for you, but let me tell you the plot twists that follow are BRILLIANT. The ending will leave you in thought and wonder days after you first view the film. EVERYTHING about this film is fantastic. The actors are compelling and realistic, full of intrigue and nuances (check out the scene with the two super-hot, obese, 40-something chicks talking on the phone for some exemplary performances), the musical scorewhich puts the work of "renowned" composers like Bernard Herrmann, John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith to shameis haunting, ambient and atmospheric. I can't wait to get my hands on the CD! The editing is top-notch (flawless in fact), I love how the actors are always drowned out by the music or wind blowing into the microphone, what realism! The direction is excellent. The overall look of the film is unique and appropriate in building suspense. The special effects are easily the best ever put to the screen. The aliens were great, but the visual effects were simply unbelievable. I thought I was looking at a REAL UFO!!!
Buy this film today. It'll change your life, your perspective on the world and on the universe, you will become a grander, richer human being to your core. This film is truly, TRULY, the epoch of film-making.
A well-earned 10/10.
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